Your personal team of resume experts.
Let’s Eat, Grandma helps professionals rebrand themselves to land their dream jobs.
“What’s with the name?”
It’s a grammar joke about the importance of commas. If you’re asking your grandma to eat and you forget a comma, you’ll end up saying “Let’s eat grandma.”
…which would not turn out well. Remember, professional writing saves lives!
Our writing process takes 2-3 weeks from date of purchase to your final, revised product.
We pride ourselves on a writing process that prioritizes not only quality but individual attention, based on our founder Chris’ training as a Certified Professional Resume Writer.
Here’s how it works:
1.) We Gather docs & Information
After you purchase, you will complete a questionnaire asking for details about your background and job search, upload your resume, and schedule an appointment with one of our writers. The more details you provide in the questionnaire, the better prepared your writer will be to begin your Working Drafts.
In the next day or two, your writer will send you an email to introduce themselves, confirm your consultation day and time, and possibly ask for additional information they need to begin Working Drafts of your documents.
2.) We Work on Working Documents
Using the information you provided, your writer will create Working Drafts of your documents. Working Drafts are the outline of your resume and cover letter, and contain the key sections and elements to guide your consultation – this is the first step in our collaboration process.
Your writer will email you the Working Drafts two days before your consultation so you have time to review them before you meet.
3.) You Speak with Your Writer
During your scheduled 30-minute consultation, your writer will clarify your job search goals and describe a customized strategy for your documents. You will discover the importance of key sections of your resume and cover letter, and how we highlight your most significant and relevant skills, areas of expertise, and accomplishments.
4.) You Receive Second Drafts and Request Final Edits
After your consultation, your writer will revise the Working Drafts based on the details you provided, and one of our expert editors will review your drafts. Then your writer will email Revised Drafts to you within two business days. You will have up to four business days to review the Revised Drafts and email any final comments and suggestions to your writer.
5.) You'll receive Final Drafts and a Follow-Up Call
Once you’re completely satisfied with your documents, your writer will send you Final Drafts in both PDF and Word formats so you can revise your resume and cover letter to target each job you pursue. If you signed up for a complimentary follow-up call when you ordered, we’ll give you a call to see how your job search is going.
Ready to get started?
What’s the Phone Consultation Like?
Nervous about working with a resume writer for the first time? Don’t be! Our writers are hired not just for their writing ability, but also their interpersonal communication.
Check out this video to see how easy, helpful, and fun your phone consultation can be.
Frequently Asked Questions
What qualifications do your writers have?
Our writers come from backgrounds in communications and business writing. They’ve all been hired for not only their writing and editing aptitude but also their interpersonal skills and professionalism.
Our founder, Chris Villanueva, is a Certified Professional Resume Writer with the National Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. Using the knowledge gained through his own rigorous certification process, we’ve developed a program that spans several weeks and incorporates a comprehensive training for our writers to turn them into resume writing experts.
I’ve seen a lot of non-traditional resumes that stand out with infographics and humor. Will you write me one of those?
We can create for you a clean and creatively designed resume that matches your requests and passes through ATS systems. We do not, however, use infographics, images, or humor in our resumes.
Creative resumes with non-traditional formatting are often appropriate and effective for creative fields, such as graphic design and the fine arts. They can also work well for small, alternative organizations where they will fit the company culture.
In any other situation, however, resumes like these are risky. They usually do terribly in Applicant Tracking Systems, and they can, in some cases, be perceived by hiring managers as unprofessional.
I need a resume now — can I get an expedited package? Why does your process take 2-3 weeks after purchase?
Crafting an excellent resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile all take time. We are committed to creating documents that will land you interviews and making sure that you have a positive, collaborative experience with your writer. This is why our process includes reviews by your writer’s supervisor and several opportunities for you to request revisions.
Because of this, we do not currently offer expedited turnaround times.
My resume is fine, but I’m not getting a job. Can you help me with strategy or networking?
Yes! While we can write great documents for you, that’s only half the battle of landing a job. Our new Career Compass Bundle shows you how to use your resume to land with expert clarity, strategy, and networking advice from our career coach partners. Check it out here!
Do you work on Academic CV’s or Federal Resumes?
Not at this time, unfortunately. Academic CV’s and Federal Resumes have specific conventions that are different from the typical professional resumes that we specialize in.
Please still contact us, though, if you need help with your cover letter, LinkedIn, or any other application documents!
How do you tailor my resume for the jobs I want? Will it pass through Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)?
Absolutely! All of our resumes are designed with ATS-friendly formatting.
Attach some job descriptions you’re going to apply for in our questionnaire, and your writer will naturally integrate ATS keywords from them into your resume. They’ll also give you ATS tips on tailoring and submitting your resume for each job.
Our Team & Our Story
CEO and Founder
President of Operations and Co-Founder
Founded by brothers Chris and Matt Villanueva, Let’s Eat, Grandma is a company with a mission. After graduating from Cornell University and excelling in the hospitality industry, Chris and Matt decided to apply their passions for people and service to one of the most stressful areas of life: job hunting. Applying for a new job is a long, difficult process at any age. We’re driven to make that process easier, giving you the tools and the confidence to improve your life.